Around the Region: Georgia ‘Haunted Mansion’ for Sale, Man Sentenced in Sex-for-Money Attack and Baby Abandoned by Burglary Suspect

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Local Disney Haunted Mansion Replica for Sale — Duluth Patch

Interested in living in a “haunted house” complete with scary noises, flickering lights, and “ghosts”? A replica of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion in Anaheim, Calif., that was built in Duluth’s Sweet Bottom Plantation is for sale just in time for Halloween.

Theme Park Connection is selling the more than 10,000-square-foot home in the gated community. It is the only known home modeled after a Disney attraction, according to a press release announcing the house’s availability.

Duluth Patch has more on this story.


Man Sentenced in Sex-for-Money Attack on Teen — Canton-Sixes Patch

A man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for an attack on a teenager last year in a Woodstock hotel.

Joseph Raymond Zeock was found guilty on four counts stemming from an attack on a 17-year-old boy last year that left the teen with second and third-degree burns on his backside. Zeock will serve 19 years behind bars, but will serve another 21 on probation. 

Woodstock police were called around 9 p.m. July 12, 2011, to Grady Memorial Hospital and found the victim, who said Zeock bound, gagged and set him on fire at the Suburban Lodge at 106 Woodpark Boulevard. The incident occurred during the overnight hours of Sunday, July 10 and Monday, July 11.

The teen said Zeock promised him money in return for certain sex acts and it was during one of those acts that the incident occurred. 



 — Snellville Patch

On Sept. 27, about 10:30 a.m., Lilburn Police Department responded to a call about a suspicious person, but when they caught the man, everyone was surprised at what was inside.

Officers were initially dispatched to the 700 block of Springwood Drive, where a caller said he noticed a man leaving his neighbor's house with a black rifle case. The man drove away in a red SUV, which police spotted a short time later.

There was a short pursuit of the man, who jumped out of his vehicle at the 800 block of Indian Trail Road and bolted for nearby woods. K-9 units joined to assist other officers in the search.

When police searched the abandoned vehicle, not only did they find the rifle case, but also they discovered a three-month-old baby unsecured in her car seat. The baby was not harmed, and was taken to the Lilburn Police Department.

Visit Snellville Patch for more on this incident.


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